The following courses are planned, usually through other organisations, as I prefer to focus on facilitating a good event rather than selling spaces. Please follow the individual links to discover more and book a place. I am always happy to run courses in general, documentary and street photography; let me know if you’d like me to help with something…

Digital DSLR Photography – Stage 1 (Cooper School)

This course is for the owners of a DSLR camera or similar that allows users FULL manual control. Designed for complete beginners, though photographers with some experience may find it a useful to refresh their memory on certain techniques, the course aims to get you to a level where you can confidently grasp the fundamentals of DSLR Photography. During the course you will explore the camera’s functions, look at the technical side of photography, and what is needed to create the perfect picture. You will then have the opportunity to explore the more creative side and open your photographer’s eye.

Time: 19:00 – 21:00 | Days: Tuesday | Date: 25 Sep 2018 – 04 Dec 2018 (except 23 Oct 2018) | Location: Cooper School Bicester

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Developing our Personal Documentary Projects

A practical workshop exploring ways of taking our personal projects to the next level

The difference between a successful project and making no progress is usually down to motivation, clarity, and networking. This practical workshop provides an opportunity to explore your own documentary photography ambitions, to benefit from the experience and interest of peers, to build a network of like-minded supporters, and to find the confidence to raise your game in the field.

Whether you have one short-term project, a series of many, a major long-term one, or too many ideas and not enough time, we will help each other to clarify their scope, fill in the gaps in our plans, identify the hurdles to realising them, then plan to address them, share our enthusiasm, and develop a team of willing supporters and ambassadors to keep us on track.

If you want to have more impact, reach wider audiences, realise a long-term ambition, take the next step in your career, bolster your reputation, or simply stop putting off something that you have meant to do for ages, then this small-group workshop could be ideal for you.

The session will be facilitated by Graham Wilson, a Tutor in Psychology at the University of Oxford, course leader in coaching, a photographer himself, and sub-editor of the Decisive Moment.

The workshop will take place in the Family Room of the Victoria Arms, Old Marston, Oxford.  Drinks and refreshments will be available from the bar throughout.  The participants will have dinner together at the end of the workshop to provide more time for personal networking, and informal conversation.

Date: Thursday 11th October
Time: 2:30pm to 8:00pm
Venue: The Victoria Arms, Old Marston, Oxford
Contact: Graham Wilson

Digital DSLR Photography – Stage 2 (Cooper School)

A 10 week digital photograph course following on from Stage 1; enabling you to further understand your DSLR or bridge camera, looking at additional features and equipment to enhance your photography skills, the use of lighting techniques, e.g. painting with light, evaluation of photos, genres such as night, still life, documentary and landscape. Experiment with your camera’s functions, such as on camera flash and manual mode; and to build your skills and confidence. Discover the best lenses and filters for individual situations. Practice and develop your confidence in using the camera in manual mode. Explore the rules of composition and how they relate to different genres.

Time: 19:00 – 21:00 | Days: Tuesday | Date: 22 Jan 2019 – 02 Apr 2019 (except 19 Feb 2019) | Location: Cooper School Bicester

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Digital DSLR Photography – Stage 3 (Cooper School)

A 10 week digital photograph course following on from Stage 2; enabling you to expand on your skills with your DSLR or bridge camera by looking at the work of famous photographers in a variety of genres and completing practical tasks. To further experiment with your camera’s functions; to explore different genres through discussion about famous photographers’ work.  To build up your skills and confidence in a variety of genres such as; architecture, black and white photography, documentary, landscape, lifestyle portraits, sports, still life, street, studio*, nature, wildlife and macro photography. *Please note studio photography will not be taught at all centres. The genres taught are at the discretion of the tutor.

Time: 19:00 – 21:00 | Days: Tuesday | Date: 30 Apr 2019 – 09 Jul 2019 (except 28 May 2019) | Location: Cooper School Bicester

More information: BOOK HERE